With return flights to New Zealand usually hovering around the $350-460 mark from the East Coast, Air New Zealand has a great sale on with up to 40% off these prices for travel well into next year.

If you want some inspiration to cross the Tasman, check out our New Zealand destination guide.

Depart: Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

Arrive: Auckland or Christchurch

Stops: None

Dates: 1 November 2018 to 30 May 2019

Airline: Air New Zealand

Lounge access: Priority Pass lounges and eateries in all airports; American Express Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne

Cost: From $274 in Economy Class (note that checking baggage may add to the cost)

Examples found:

Melbourne to Christchurch for $274 return in February 2018:

Flight deal sample

Where to credit points: I would recommend crediting these flights to one of the strong Star Alliance loyalty programs—Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, United Airlines MileagePlus, Avianca LifeMiles or ANA Mileage Club. As Velocity’s partnership with Air New Zealand ends before these flights are taken, you cannot earn Velocity points. Read our full guide on where to credit your points.

Booking link: These fares are on sale until the end of 17 August. You can book directly through Air New Zealand but I would suggest clicking through the Cashrewards link first as you will earn 1% cashback—it’s free to join.

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

Flight Deal: fly from the East Coast to NZ with Air New Zealand from $274 return was last modified: November 17th, 2021 by Matt Moffitt